Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.
Journal Club Schedule

Pharmacology Journal Club

is held on selected Mondays during the Fall and Spring Terms in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Tower, Conference Room 1395 beginning at 8:30 am.

 

Announcements may also be found on:

 The Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Events Calendar

and on the electronic message board in the main hall on the 13th floor of BSTWR.

 

 

6/30/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Andrew Lamade and Stephanie Mutchler

 “Targeting mitochondrial PARP1 in neuronal ischemia-reperfusion injury”

Andrew Lamade

and

"Vascular ENaC in the control of vascular reactivity and blood pressure"

Stephanie Mutchler



7/7/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Alison Nagle and Zheqi Li

 "TBA”

Alison Nagle

and

“ESR1 mutations confer novel metastatic functions in genome-edited breast cancer cell models”

Zheqi Li



7/14/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Vera Procaccia and Nick Smith

 "TBA”

Vera Procaccia

and

"TBA"

Nick Smith



7/21/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Rochell Fletcher and Song-My Hoang

 "TBA”

Rochell Fletcher

and

"TBA"

Song-My Hoang



8/4/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Eleanor Johnston and Soma Jobbágy

 "TBA”

Eleanor Johnston

and

"TBA"

Soma Jobbágy



8/11/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Zachary Yochum and Greg Buchan

 "TBA”

Zachary Yochum

and

"TBA"

Greg Buchan





Previous Journal Clubs

8/11/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Zachary Yochum and Greg Buchan

 "TBA”

Zachary Yochum

and

"TBA"

Greg Buchan



8/4/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Eleanor Johnston and Soma Jobbágy

 "TBA”

Eleanor Johnston

and

"TBA"

Soma Jobbágy



7/21/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Rochell Fletcher and Song-My Hoang

 "TBA”

Rochell Fletcher

and

"TBA"

Song-My Hoang



7/14/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Vera Procaccia and Nick Smith

 "TBA”

Vera Procaccia

and

"TBA"

Nick Smith



7/7/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Alison Nagle and Zheqi Li

 "TBA”

Alison Nagle

and

“ESR1 mutations confer novel metastatic functions in genome-edited breast cancer cell models”

Zheqi Li



6/30/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Andrew Lamade and Stephanie Mutchler

 “Targeting mitochondrial PARP1 in neuronal ischemia-reperfusion injury”

Andrew Lamade

and

"Vascular ENaC in the control of vascular reactivity and blood pressure"

Stephanie Mutchler



6/16/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Josh Lorenz-Guertin and Ravi Patel

"Diazepam Induces Bidirectional Modulation of the GABA type A Receptor”

Josh Lorenz-Guertin

and

"Targeting SRC-family kinases to combat acquired inhibitor resistance in FLT3-ITD+ AML"

Ravi Patel



6/9/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Alparslan Asan and Ryan Staudt

 "RAD51 inhibition by OA-NO2 is a potential co-treatment for triple negative breast cancer”

Alparslan Asan

and

"Exploring the Mechanisms by which Small Molecule Nef Inhibitors Suppress HIV-1 Infectivity"

Ryan Staudt



5/26/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Emily Bossart and Shireen Attaran

 "Unique Tamoxifen Induction of Snail in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma ”

Emily Bossart

and

"Prdx1 regulation of collagen remodeling"

Shireen Attaran



5/19/2017- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Anastasia Gorelova and Braulio Bonilla

 "Role of Axl kinase in Endothelial Cell proliferation and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"

Anastasia Gorelova

and

"Recruitment of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Shu complex to DNA damage"

Braulio Bonilla



5/12/2017- 9:30 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Nyla Naim

 "The role of local cAMP signaling in thyroid cell proliferation”

Nyla Naim



4/24/2017- 8:30 AM : Zachary Yochum
"HDAC8 and STAT3 repress BMF gene activity in colon cancer cells"

4/17/2017- 8:30 AM : Gregory Buchan
"Molecular Basis for Redox Activation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Kinase"

3/20/2017- 8:30 AM : Braulio Bonilla
"IGF-1R inhibition sensitizes breast cancer cells to ATM-related kinase (ATR) inhibitor and cisplatin"

2/27/2017- 8:30 AM : Nolan Priedigkeit
"The Osteogenic Niche Promotes Early-Stage Bone Colonization of Disseminated Breast Cancer Cells"

2/13/2017- 8:30 AM : Nicholas Smith
"Human placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance to recipient cells"

1/30/2017- 8:30 AM : Soma Jobbagy
"Attenuation of lung fibrosis in mice with a clinically relevant inhibitor of glutathione-S-transferase π"

1/9/2017- 8:30 AM : Eleanor Johnston
"Oxidative guanine base damage regulates human telomerase activity"

12/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Shireen Attaran
"Cooperative Assembly of TGF-b Superfamily Signaling Complexes Is Mediated by Two Disparate Mechanisms and Distinct Modes of Receptor Binding"

12/5/2016- 8:30 AM : Andrew Lamade
"Inhibition of mitochondrial protein import by mutant huntingtin"
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6/30/2017 9:00 AM Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Andrew Lamade and Stephanie Mutchler


7/7/2017 9:00 AM Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Alison Nagle and Zheqi Li


7/14/2017 9:00 AM Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Vera Procaccia and Nick Smith


Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index


Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty consecutive years




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